Our Full Time Staff

Mark and Jennifer Laughlin


Mark and Jennifer along with their daughters Laureen and Erica moved to Elkhorn Valley in 1996. Mark served as the Maintenance Director from 1996 until 2002 when he took over as Camp Manager (now known as Executive Director). Jennifer has worked in various capacities at the camp throughout their time here, including working part-time in the kitchen. Jennifer began her current role as full-time Office Manager in 2008.


Contact: 740-768-2148



Len and Nita Derico


Len Derico serves as the Maintenance Director here at Elkhorn Valley.  Len and Nita Derico have been married for 43 years and have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  Len is a graduate from the Johnson University in 1995 and has served as a minister in Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa and Ohio.  Prior entering in to the ministry Len made a living as a welder, sheet metal fabrication and as an electronic technician.  Len enjoys spending time with Nita, discipling others and tries to get in a little fishing.


Contact: len@elkhornvalley.com

Cameron Smith


Cameron serves as the Marketing/Programming Director here at Elkhorn Valley. Cameron has served with us since 2022. He primarily works with our summer program directors to execute well programmed weeks of camp. He also serves as a facilitator for our Adventure Program and updates our social media outlets and website while finding more ways to communicate the mission of Elkhorn to everyone!


Contact: cameron@elkhornvalley.com

Our Board

John Batzli

Member - Greenford Christian Church

Bob Jarvis

Member - Pine Lake Christian Church

Rex Mossor

Emeritus Director

Bruce Rhodes Jr.

Executive Minister - Greenford Christian Church

Mark Blakeley

Minister- Wellsville First Christian Church

Tim Snyder

Minister - Bethesda Christian Church

Brittany Spalding

Member - Greenford Christian Church

Tom Williams

Member - First Christian Church Malvern


Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp

8200 Carnation Rd. SE
Bergholz, OH 43908

P: 740-768-2148

F: 740-768-0001


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